Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Audacity of Dopes: Unions At Each Other's Throats In Nevada

What union to back in Nevada? You have the Culinary Workers Union, who are going to caucus at their casino workplaces and will likely turn out in big numbers for Obama, or the Clinton-backing teachers' unions, who oppose these workplace caucuses because it might make it possible for people to vote for Obama? Hmmm, let's see. The teachers in Nevada are just fine, I'm sure, but they don't seem up to the task of informing people against the widespread practice of cashing paychecks at the casinos. Meanwhile, the culinary workers mix strong drinks and otherwise seamlessly serve an industry that succeeds in carting off millions of dollars each year. Plus, they once picketed the Frontier Hotel for six years, which makes their strike the longest running show in Vegas that didn't involve a tiger mauling. I say: score this one for the CWU.

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